Summer Stars is an exciting reading-based programme which is available free of charge to all children across the country. It will run during July & August in Monaghan Libraries, and children are invited to register at their local library and being part of the adventure. All participants will be given a Summer Stars Reading Card to record and track their own progress. There will be rewards and incentives along the way and a grand finale at the end for all participants.
Everyone is invited to check out the online resource at www.summerstars.ie which has lots of online games and activities as well as a range of animated ebooks. You will find a children’s books discussion board and interviews with well-known people about their favourite books. There are helpful tips for reading and recommended titles by age group.
And remember it’s all FREE!
Why Participate in the Summer Stars?
It is important to continue reading during the summer months. There is a lot of research which shows that children who read over the summer maintain their reading levels and return to school more prepared for the new school year. Reading also helps to develop creativity and the imagination. It’s a fun and calming activity that will improve concentration and communication skills.
The best way to pick out books to read is to make it FUN!
Find a book that you will really like
Understand the story by looking at the words or reading a page
Narrow your search by choosing books about something that you are interested in
Of course there is a lot more to libraries than books. We offer comics, graphic novels, magazines, DVD’s, CD’s, story times, fun reading events, reading clubs, activities, games, computers and internet access, and study space.
So what are you waiting for, get down to your local library in Monaghan and become a Summer Star….
Because everything changes when we read!